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Windows 7: Best Free Computer Cleaner?

26 Jan 2011   #11
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Windows is a closed source system. Developers of registry cleaners do not have the core code of Windows 7 and are not working on definitive information, but rather they are going on past knowledge and experience. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.

Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

Registry cleaners cannot distinguish between good and bad. If you run a registry cleaner, it will delete all those keys which are obsolete and sitting idle; but in reality, those keys may well be needed by some programs or windows at a later time.

Windows 7 is much more efficient at managing the registry than previous Windows versions. Even if you use the CCleaner registry to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance. If you run CCleaner or any other registry cleaner and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have problems down the road. There are no gains to be had from using a registry cleaner and the risk is great.

Forget all the "wisdom" you learned about XP. Windows 7 is not XP and does not manage the registry the same as XP.


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26 Jan 2011   #12
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Any registry cleaner is to be avoided like the plague. For temporary files, use CCleaner.
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26 Jan 2011   #13
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice explanation yowan!
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26 Jan 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Nice explanation yowan!
+1, particularly:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Even if you use the CCleaner registry to delete keys left over when uninstalling programs, these few keys will not make 1 millisecond's difference in performance.
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26 Jan 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Unlike the others, I do use a reg cleaner, but I doubt that I would ever use a free one. There is usually a reason that something is free, and that doesn't include reliability. However, no reg cleaner is any more reliable than the person that uses it.
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01 Feb 2011   #16
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is the best one hands down:

Download CCleaner 3.03.1366 - FileHippo.com







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24 Mar 2011   #17
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

^i've not faced any issue cleaning registry with it as well.
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24 Mar 2011   #18
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2010MegaScooter View Post
Thanks For The Advisories..

I Will Remove AML
Attachment 134417
Thanks ... CCleaner I Have Heard Of.. It Sounds Safe.. Feel Free To Keep Posting More On This Forum..
Dear 2010MegaScooter ,
You are a quick learner and you'll be better off for it! Congrats. A new version of CCleaner3.0.5 is released and you may download it from : Download CCleaner 3.05.1408 - FileHippo.com
regards,
DR.Sreedhav.
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24 Mar 2011   #19
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ccleaner + Revo Uninstaller
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24 Mar 2011   #20
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

+1 for CCleaner.
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